September, 2014

Germany’s Renewable Energy Transition Misses Carbon Reduction Goals

Germany’s policy of transitioning to renewable energy, called Energiewende, and phasing out nuclear power due to Japan’s nuclear accident resulting from a tsunami has caused the country to increase its coal consumption. The country burned more coal in 2013 than it did five years ago and will likely miss its greenhouse gas emission targets in 2020 because its carbon dioxide emissions are increasing. Germany generated 45 percent of its electricity in 2013 from coal, its highest level since 2007, to back-up its intermittent renewable technologies and to provide reliable baseload power.[1]

By Institute for Energy Research - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

Polish Catholic Auschwitz survivor Michael Preisler dead in New York

Richmond Hill,  N.Y. .. “Nowhere else is Holocaust history as distorted and as misrepresented as it is about Poland.”  These are the words of Michael Preisler, a Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz who came to the United States after World War II and devoted himself to correcting those distortions and misrepresentations.

By Frank Milewski - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

A Desktop 3-D Printer in Every Home?

TORONTO, ON,—3-D printing, plastics and manufacturing is getting quite a bit of attention these days, especially in the media. If you have a 3-D printer in your home, you’re one of the early adopters of a new and still rather expensive invention. While 3-D printers have been around for decades, they only recently have become affordable enough for the non-wealthy. And get this: some 3-D printers actually replicate themselves by printing out the plastic parts needed to assemble a new printer.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

Intelligence advisors

The matter of what the intelligence advisors told the President regarding ISIS seems quite straight forward to anyone with a lick of common sense. Either, A., They told him and he didn’t do anything or B., they didn’t tell him.

By Guest Column John Bryant- Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

Lack of detail in GO terminal announcement worrisome says Harris

Queen’s Park – Official Opposition Transportation Critic Michael Harris says the lack of detail on a major agreement that will see Metrolinx partner with Ivanhoé Cambridge to build a new downtown Toronto GO Bus terminal leaves too many unanswered questions.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

For Yezidis Displaced by ISIS, a Long Way Home

Yezidis have lived in Iraq’s Sinjar region and Nineveh plains for centuries. But after recent attacks by the Islamic State, most are so scared of returning to their homes that they never want to go back.

By Heritage Foundation Josh Siegel- Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

It has EVERYTHING to do with Islam

It has EVERYTHING to do with Islam

Last Thursday morning as Colleen Hufford arose and readied for work, her thoughts very likely were on the day ahead, things needing to be done, realizing that tomorrow would be Friday and maybe even thinking up weekend plans with her grandchildren. Little did she know that she was en route to becoming another statistic, a sticking point in the manic affirmations of America’s leaders that her death, like so many before hers, “had nothing to do with Islam.”

By Klaus Rohrich - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

The U.S. is Becoming a Weaker Nation

The U.S. is Becoming a Weaker Nation

The news that the U.S. Air Force, joined at long last by some of the Arab nations most threatened by the Islamic State (ISIS), began bombing their headquarters and military sites in Syria was long overdue, but welcome. It took time because Obama had originally dismissed ISIS as a threat.

By Alan Caruba - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

Liberals to hand out over 7 Million in bonuses despite missing deadlines

QUEENS PARK – Prince Edward Hastings MPP Todd Smith, who also serves as PC Party critic for the Pan Am Games, questioned Minister Michael Coteau in the Standing Committee on Estimates today about his ministry’s long repeated claim that the games are both on time and on budget. Minister Coteau refused to acknowledge that the games are over budget or behind schedule despite awarding a $74 million bailout to the TO2015 Organizing Committee on September 23rd, 2014.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

Here we go: NFL penalizes Chiefs player for Muslim prayer following touchdown

The NFL says the penalty wasn’t about the praying, but rather about the demonstrative nature of it. At any rate, Husain Abdullah of the Kansas City Chiefs got slapped with a 15-yarder last night for what you see above following a touchdown toward the end of the Chiefs’ surprising 41-14 beatdown of the Patriots on Monday Night Football.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

At UN Netanyahu Challenges ‘Brazen Lies’ Told by Obama and Abbas

This article by Anne Bayefsky originally appeared on Fox News.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose not to let President Obama’s bold allegation that Israelis were not interested in peace go unanswered in his speech Monday at the UN. “Brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country” is how Netanyahu described the remarks of previous speakers, when he addressed the U.N. General Assembly.

By Anne Bayefsky - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

Confronting PC: Some Will Financially and Politically Die

I caught a bit of an interview with conservative actor Kevin Sorbo promoting his movie, “God’s Not Dead” on the Sean Hannity radio show. Sorbo lamented that political correctness operatives continue to bully Americans with little push back. He cited a recent incident in which a little girl was kicked out of school for saying “God bless you” when a classmate sneezed, punished for religious talk in school.

By Lloyd Marcus - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

Liberty Counsel Successfully Defends Christian Business Owner over Same-Sex Wedding

Mountain Top, PA—Liberty Counsel has successfully defended a Pennsylvania banquet hall that refused to host a same-sex wedding because of the owner’s Christian beliefs. The Inne of the Abingtons, following its long-standing (and perfectly legal) policy, politely refused to host the wedding of a lesbian couple and suggested several alternate venues. After the Inne was unfairly shamed on social media for its stance, a heterosexual couple canceled their 100-guest wedding and reception event. But even though there was not enough time for the Inne to rebook the facility, the couple demanded the return of their deposit, which was nonrefundable under the industry-standard contract.

By Liberty Counsel - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

State Dept. spokeswoman Marie Harf: Not even ISIS could predict the rise of ISIS

Yesterday, we discussed President Obama’s buck-passing assertion that ‘they’ underestimated ISIS. The ‘they’ that he was referring to is, of course, anyone who isn’t Barack Obama. Specifically, the President is claiming that - despite at least a year of briefings to the contrary - the intel community failed to warn him that this whole “ISIS thing” was going to be an issue.

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story

The wheels on the bus

“The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round; the wheels on the bus go ‘round and all through the town.” Nursery rhyme.

One of the axioms of politics in Washington is to avoid the bus lines. This would be because sooner or later Obama’s going to throw you under the damned thing.

By Sarge - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - Full Story